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Mark Edward Betters

Mark Edward Betters

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense

About Me

Please feel free to visit my "attorney profile" at  I bring a diverse background to my law practice.  I taught high school, worked as a professional musician, and have completed 3 marathons.


My legal experience includes some of the most high-profile cases in recent history in the southern minnesota/Blue Earth County area.  These cases have included jury trials, extended court trials, contested hearings, expert witness issues, unexplained injuries, wrongful deaths, and other issues.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Divorce & Separation: 35%
    11 years
  2. Family: 35%
    11 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    11 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Jill Karen Baker-Jueneman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Baker-Jueneman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elizabeth Lynn-Hayes Weinandt

    I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer. He is the ultimate professional; experienced; zealous; and ethical.


    Elizabeth Weinandt Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Betters Weinandt Attorneys at Law

124 East Walnut Street
Suite 250
Mankato, MN, 56001



MNAuthorized to practice200506/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Sixth District Bar Association President RecognitionSixth District Bar Association2009
Robert Gibson Outstanding Juvenile LawyerFifth District Public Lawyers Office2009
Graduating Magna Cum LaudeHamline University School of Law2005
Award Winning Oral Argument - RegionalsInternational Jessup Moot Court2004
Hamline University School of Law - Law JournalHamline University School of Law2003
Student of the YearUniversity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Music/Arts Department1996
Dean's List - all semestersUniversity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point1995
Student Scholarship RecipientUniversity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawBetters Weinandt Attorneys at Law2009 - Present
Attorney at LawManahan & Bluth, Law Office Chartered2005 - 2009
Law ClerkSteve Fiebiger and Associates2004 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Children's Justice InitiativeMember/Participant2013 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2014
Sixth District Bar AssociationFormer President / Current Member2005 - Present
MSBA - Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Juvenile Criminal - EJJSuccessful Appeals
DWI - post driving consumptionLicense reinstated - Charges Dismissed
Grandparent CustodySuccessfully obtained child custody

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Wisconsin, Stevens PointMusic EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996